California once again was under siege in a now all-too-familiar 2017 battle with walls of flames. The first, the Thomas fire in Ventura County, started Monday evening and exploded overnight.
At the Santa Maria Air Attack Base, the scene was mostly quiet Tuesday afternoon.
Thick blankets of smoke from wildfires burning in Southern California are visible from space.
Clouds of black smoke were seen from miles away before blowing by wind over the valley.
The latest photos - by David McNew, Mike Blake and Gene Blevin for Reuters and Ringo Chiu for AFP - show homes going up in flames in Santa Paula and Ventura, while burnt-out remains of cars line roads.
"They've been working a couple fires through the south and as they prioritize the different fires, they're utilizing the air resources where they can", Swanson said. Sylmar California. December 5, 2017. The state created a strategic fire plan in 2010 to try and identify the most hazardous areas and limit destruction. Soon after, the hospital was "razed to the ground" by the fire, according to a local news report. Authorities said that Simi Valley residents should be alert as the fire moves west toward the city. At least 500 firefighters were battling the blaze.
The winds were part of the season's "strongest and longest" Santa Ana event.
California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing state funds and resources to assist. The fire, which has burned as much as two times the size of Manhattan, blew through the city of Ventura, and struck close to home, quite literally, for one buzzing rap star. The California Highway Patrol said the closures would last an unknown duration. At least 150 structures have been destroyed and thousands of people have evacuated.
In just three hours, the fire grew from 500 to 10,000 acres and remained 0% contained into Tuesday morning.
"We haven't gotten in the business of resurrecting dead vegetation", Spelman said. The Thomas Fire spread to some 45,000 acres, forcing the evacuation of an estimated 27,000 people.
What's it looking like for firefighters?
This year was also more destructive in terms of structures lost. Due to the outages, and some 9-1-1 calls to the sheriff's Santa Clarita station were being re-routed, the sheriff's department reported.
"There are too many people living in risky areas", he added.
Students that are on campus are asked to evacuate.
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